Placement in the Pre-Professional Division and in the Summer Intensive is by audition or placement class. To join Ballet SJ School for the 2014-2015 School Year contact the School Office for placement class or registration information. All students ages 3-11 will be accepted and placed into either the Primary Division or Jr. Pre-Professional Division, based on development and experience, as enrollment allows.
Video auditions are accepted, and individual auditions may be scheduled. Contact 408.288.2820 x223 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Students must be between 11 and 22 years of age, and must have previous ballet training in order to audition for the Summer Intensive.
*Please note that the Ballet SJ Studios will not be open prior to 9:00am.
LA Ballet: 11755 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Audition Class: 2:30pm-4:00pm
University of Utah, Marriott Center for Dance
330 S. 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Audition Class: 1:30pm-3:00pm
City Ballet: 10 Colton St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Audition Class: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Ballet San Jose: 40 North 1st St.
San Jose, CA 95113
The Studio: 2800 S. Rodeo Gulch Road
Soquel, CA 95073
Audition Class: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Pre-register for the San Jose Audition by Feb. 2 and receive a discount ticket code for Ballet San Jose's performance of Program 1 on Feb. 22 at 1:30, directly after the audition.
Students who are not on pointe or who started pointe after September 2014 should audition in flat shoes.
Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño will attend auditions in San Jose and San Francisco.
REQUIRED FOR ALL AUDITIONS
$35 Audition Fee, Student Application, Audition Form, Head shot**, Photo in 1st arabesque**
**Professional photos not required.
Audition videos should include adagio, petit allegro, pirouettes and grand allegro.
Female students interested in the Trainee program should wear pointe shoes for the
the full video. Male students interested in the Trainee program should include
partnering if possible. Female students under the age of 14 who are on pointe should
include relevés at the barre on pointe, and female students over the age of 14
should include a pointe combination in the center, showing relevé and échappé, and a
pointe combination including picqué turns and/or pirouettes. You may include a
classical variation if you wish. Your video should not exceed 10 minutes in length.